January 6 - the birthday of the hymn "God Save the Tsar"
January 6, 1834 the anthem "God Save the Tsar!" Was adopted as the anthem of the Russian Empire. It was first publicly performed the day before, on December 18, 1833,…

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Conductor Igor Blazhkov - about Stravinsky, about modern music, about Shostakovich and about himself
Mravinsky’s pupil Igor Blazhkov, who recently celebrated his eightieth birthday, is known to a whole generation of Soviet music lovers as one of the main propagandists of “new music” in…

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Piano story
In Russian, the words "forte" and "piano" are translated as "loudly" and "quietly." Originally used the name "pianoforte". In the clavier of the XIX — XX centuries. (in music practice…

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Glissando for trombone in Bolero Maurice Ravel

Trombone storytellers look like tales of anglers!
And about the trombone solo in the work of Maurice Ravel, journalist Broussardi heard many times. And now it’s the turn to tell on behalf of Leo Arno the story of the creation of this masterpiece.

Broussard’s journalist told us that Maurice Ravel wrote a melody with flamingos (Flamenca). Continue reading

Features of the piano texture in the works of F. Liszt (from the experience of accompanist)

List’s first experiments in the field of vocal music (three sonnets of Petrarch) relate to a stay in Italy, i.e. by 1938-39 years. During the years of wandering, cycles of original songs were created with such pearls of vocal lyrics as “Lorelei”, “Minion”, “When I Sleep”. The first book of songs was published in 1843, the second in 1844, the Canzona (of three nocturnes) in 1850. Continue reading

A little bit about the musical education of children

Dear, dear colleagues! I dare to publish this small article only because at every point I can refer to authorities. And yet – I think that it can help beginner educators. Children come to a music school to learn how to play an instrument, and they want to play, because they are attracted to music and self-expression in it. The development of the instrument and the development of musicality go together, but here I want to talk specifically about musicality, about what helps its development. Continue reading

Fundamentals of Vocal Pedagogy Lecture Course - 3
Attempts to create a theory of solo singing have been undertaken repeatedly. Almost every vocal and methodical work of the XIX century claims to the level of theoretical generalization. “The…

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Metropolitan Hilarion on the features of the upcoming performance of the Christmas Oratorio
One of the important events of these Christmas days will be your oratorio. What will be the feature of the new performance? - The Christmas oratorio was written by me…

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One-Dimensional Man 3. Victory over Unhappy Consciousness: Repressive Desublimation
The achievements and failures of modern society have deprived the high culture of its former importance. The glorification of an autonomous personality, humanism, tragic and romantic love, apparently, was an…

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Semantics of keys ...
The process of establishing a certain emotional content for each key continued in the music of Viennese classics and covered almost their entire list in the music of romantics, both…

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